Human Rights

UN trip helps UWinnipeg student give voice to Indigenous issues

Jazmin Alfaro is passionate about oral history and the authentic stories of Indigenous people. As a Masters student in UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Governance program, in April she attended a unique workshop with 17 other delegates from around the world in New York City offered by the United Nations. “I believe in participatory research that is action-oriented, …Read more >

National conference highlights refugee research; child soldier keynote

WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Education is hosting a national conference from July 12 to 15, 2017 where results from a three-year study led by UWinnipeg on refugee youth will be the main theme. The conference will also feature keynote speaker, Ishmael Beah, former child soldier from Sierra Leone and best-selling author. …Read more >

UWinnipeg leads Museum Queeries workshop during Pride

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Heather Milne, with co-applicant Dr. Angela Failler, has been awarded over $22,000 to support the workshop Museum Queeries: Intersectional Interventions into Museum Cultures and Practices. The workshop will be hosted at UWinnipeg this June to coincide with Winnipeg’s Pride Week.

May lectures feature extraordinary speakers

EDWARD SNOWDEN, VANDANA SHIVA, ANGELA DAVIS – May lectures bring thought-provoking ideas to campus as UWinnipeg celebrates 50th anniversary WINNIPEG, MB –Two extraordinary individuals will deliver the Spring 2017 Axworthy Distinguished Lectures on Social Justice and the Public Good — former US intelligence officer and whistleblower, Edward Snowden, (May 9 via webcast) and eco-feminist, Dr. …Read more >

Tanya Tagaq to deliver Spring 2017 Axworthy lecture – POSTPONED

Tanya Tagaq to deliver Spring 2017 Axworthy lecture has been postponed with future date to be determined. WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that acclaimed artist and compelling throat singer from Nunavut, Tanya Tagaq, will be the fourth speaker in The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public …Read more >

CBC’s “Highway of Tears” on campus November 30th

Students, faculty, staff and members of the public have the opportunity to experience CBC’s documentary The Highway of Tears: a  five-minute film using virtual reality headsets that will be available on campus on Wednesday, November 30 from 3 pm to 6 pm. WHERE: outside Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall WHEN: Wednesday November 30, 2016 from 3 pm- 6 …Read more >

David Atem presenting at Peacebuilding and Reconciliation conference

UWinnipeg Academic Advisor and former child soldier David Atem is presenting an International Graduate Student Conference entitled Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in Divided Societies that takes place October 21 and October 22, 2016. The theme, Peace Leadership, is understood broadly to include various approaches to developing innovative, communicative, and empowering processes for transforming, managing, and resolving …Read more >

Building Feminist Futures at UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg is hosting Building Feminist Futures, the realities for the women activists leading movements on the ground on Monday October 3 from 1-3PM in Eckhardt-Gramatte’s Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

National study on schools and LGBTQ youth released

Survey finds Canadian school administrators want LGBTQ supports WINNIPEG, MB –A new national survey headed by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Catherine Taylor finds that most Canadian school administrators want to offer specific supports to enhance the safety and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students. “It was significant …Read more >

Refugees and Freedom of Movement – international conference

International conference hosted by Menno Simons College at UWinnipeg explores plight of refugees – May 11 to 14, 2016 WINNIPEG – The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13) states that everyone has the right to freedom of movement within and across borders. Today, unprecedented numbers of people are being denied this fundamental …Read more >